- For the village of the same name located on the northern side of Lake Sevan, see Martuni (village).
Martuni with the Lake Sevan in the background
|• Mayor||Bagrat Harutyunyan|
|• City||10 km2 (4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,510 m (4,950 ft)|
|Time zone||GMT+4 (UTC+4)|
Martuni (Armenian: Մարտունի) is a town in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia, located on the southern shores of Lake Sevan. Its population is estimated to be 12,000 as of 2009. In ancient times it was known as Mets Kznut, but from 1830-1922 it was called Nerkin Gharanlugh and in 1926 it was changed to Martuni in honor of the first Soviet premier of Armenia, Aleksandr Myasnikyan, whose nom de guerre was "Martuni". Martuni was the former capital of Gegharkunik Province. Martuni has a church called Astvatsatsin church which was rebuilt in 1886. There is also an Iron Age fort excavated in 1997 by an Armenian-Italian team.
- Alashkert Martuni (football club)
- Martunionline.am – Martunionline.am
- Martuni, Armenia at GEOnet Names Server
- World Gazeteer: Armenia – World-Gazetteer.com
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia
- Brady Kiesling, Rediscovering Armenia, p. 45; original archived at Archive.org, and current version online on Armeniapedia.org.
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